William Stauwer

William Stauwer
Courtesy of Jeffrey Stauwer*

Alias Stauer

Russian spelling

Latvian spelling Waldemar Teodors Stauwer (information from Jeffrey Stauwer)

Born 14.07.1880

Place Riga, Latvia

Ethnic origin Latvian

Religion Church of England

Father Peter Stauwer


Wife Charlotte Jane Stauwer (née Hill), married 1920; children: Ronald George b.1924, Audrey Elsie b.1926, Sydney William b. 1929

Residence before arrival at Australia Seafaring for about 10 years

Arrived at Australia
from London
on 31.12.1907
per Port Phillip
disembarked at Port Pirie, SA

Residence before enlistment Port Pirie, SA

Occupation Labourer

service number 2117
enlisted 20.10.1915
POE Adelaide
unit 32nd Battalion, 17th Field Ambulance, 3rd Australian Field Ambulance
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1918
casualties WIA 1916
final fate RTA 21.03.1919
discharged 26.06.1919

Naturalisation 1911

Residence after the war Port Pirie, SA

Died 26.05.1945


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Stanwer)

South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau file

Digitised army payfile (NAA)

Personal case file (NAA)

*I am grateful to Roger Freeman for providing me with this photo.

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Newspaper articles

Private Stauwer. - Port Pirie Recorder and North Western Mail, 26 August 1916, p. 1.

Presentation to returned man. - Recorder, Port Pirie, 26 August 1938, p. 4.

False statement to obtain pension. - Recorder, Port Pirie, 8 November 1939, p. 4.